Self catering and country cottages in England

Whether you are looking for a cottage in the English countryside or by the coast there is so much to see and do in England. There are many beautiful areas to return to or new ones to explore on a self catering cottage holiday. England is world famous for its beautiful green countryside and pretty villages. Popular areas in England for country cottage holidays include the Cotswolds, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District to name just a few. England also has a beautiful and diverse coastline, from the white cliffs of Dover to the sandy beaches in the South West, stunning scenery awaits you in coastal parts of England. Which part of England you are looking to visit will depend on your preferences and needs. See our area guide to find out more about holidays in the different parts of England.

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The South West of England tends to be a favourite for self catering holidays whereas beautiful areas such as Suffolk and Norfolk attract people on romantic cottage breaks. Each area of England has its own charms and attractions. Whilst on holiday remember to participate in the English pastime of drinking tea and eating cake. Wherever you go on your self catering holiday in England you will no doubt come across quaint tea shops where you can have a cream tea and take a relaxing break.

England is of course well known for elegant large country houses and English country cottages. If your budget doesn’t extend to staying in a large manor house or mansion, you can nevertheless enjoy visiting one of the National Trust’s or English Heritage properties on a day out. There are many quaint country cottages in England to choose from ranging from cottages for two to budget family self catering accommodation. You may even find accommodation within a national park or within an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are many options including eco friendly properties and even houseboats.

In terms of activities you can enjoy in England, these include walking, hiking, cycling and horse riding. There are usually ample opportunities for these sorts of activities in the country areas. Some also enjoy golfing and fishing. Others still enjoy shopping and general sightseeing. Do check through cottage details to find out what activities and opportunities are available nearby so you can get the best out of your self catering break. For many an important consideration is which pubs and restaurants are nearby. Owners or agencies can advise you on what attractions are near their cottage and can make recommendations about the best ones to visit to ensure you have an enjoyable cottage holiday.


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Corner Farm Barn, Huntingfield, Suffolk, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Coastal Suffolk.

Five star rated, gold award winning luxurious barn conversion set in the Suffolk countryside, just 20 minute's drive from Southwold, with a warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, games room and play facilities for children, this is a great place for families or a group of up to 6 friends.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £500 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 06 June 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 27 June 2016;

phone 01986785307 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Little Orchard, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England

2 bedroom Thatched Country Cottage, The Cotswolds.

Escape for a special holiday to this quintessentially English thatched country cottage in beautiful Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £665 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01386 841 714 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Usherwoods Barn, Forest of Bowland, Tatham, Lancashire, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Yorkshire Dales.

Spacious family-friendly and dog-friendly holiday barn with wonderful countryside views out to the Three Peaks, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Price range from £417 to £1488 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 24 May 2016; from 09 July 2016 to 23 July 2016; from 06 August 2016 to 27 August 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swan House, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

6 bedroom Large Country House, Cotswolds.

Family-friendly large six bedroom country cottage with generous gardens and trout lake in the Coln Valley, said to be one of the Cotswold's most picturesque valleys.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2900 to £3900 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 30 May 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 27 June 2016 to 08 July 2016;

phone 020 8995 9072 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Remote Stables, Littledean, Gloucestershire, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Cotswolds.

Luxurious holiday cottage converted from an original stone barn, situated on a farm in the heart of The Royal Forest of Dean, light and airy with a woodburning stove and offering spectacular views over the forest and magnificent Gloucestershire countryside.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £899 to £1499 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 21 May 2016; from 02 June 2016 to 10 June 2016; from 13 June 2016 to 20 June 2016;

phone 01594 827 311 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Red Barn, Longframlington, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Semi-Detached Barn Conversion, Northumbria.

Warm and welcoming 3 bedroom holiday barn with a lovely garden and high quality interior, set next to stunning unspoilt countryside close to Alnwick, discover the awe-inspiring scenery of the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland National Park on days out.

Price range from £329 to £1023 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 22 October 2016 to 29 October 2016; from 10 December 2016 to 11 February 2017; from 18 February 2017 to 11 March 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Beacon Hill Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland, England

3 bedroom Cottage, north England.

Beacon Hill Farm Cottages are an award winning collection of 4 and 5 star rated holiday cottages with inspirational views of woodlands and the Cheviot Hills.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Heated indoor swimming pool, gym and other excellent onsite sports facilities), tennis court, games room, indoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £210 to £1555 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44 (0)1670 780 900 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Lionstone House Holiday Apartments, Ryde, Isle of Wight, England

1 bedroom Apartment, South Coast.

Collection of self-catering apartments with lovely sea views and a fantastic location along Ryde's Esplanade close to Ryde's sandy beach and harbour.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £215 to £435 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 5 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone +44(0)1983 563 496 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Heywood Holiday Cottages - The Wilderness, Westbury near Bath, Wiltshire, England

8 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

5 star rated large holiday cottage with original oak beams, large private gardens and Finnish sauna house, located in a rural hamlet just 20 minutes drive from Bath.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £995 to £2595 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 09 May 2016 to 13 May 2016; from 16 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016;

phone 01225 868393 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kintyre Cottage, Kentisbeare, Devon, England

3 bedroom Country Cottage, South West.

Stunning sleeps 6 country cottage offering luxurious pet-friendly accommodation by the Blackdown Hills, just half an hour's drive from the scenic Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £420 to £998 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 27 May 2016 to 17 June 2016; from 19 June 2016 to 23 September 2016;

phone 01326 573808 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Daisy Lodge, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, the Shires.

Bright and airy 2 bedroom wooden holiday cabin with modern stylish décor, river views and close proximity to Stratford upon Avon, this could be the perfect place to stay when discovering the wonders of Shakespeare's Country.

Price range from £575 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 0121 704 4236 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dorney Self Catering Apartments, Windsor, Berkshire, England

4 bedroom Apartments, Home Counties.

Three comfortable holiday apartments in a tranquil rural location within the grounds of a historical country house just outside the village of Dorney and close to both Eton and Windsor.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £553 to £623 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 19 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)

phone 01753 827037 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Croft Country House, Peterchurch, Herefordshire, England

11 bedroom Country Estate, Heart of England.

Large 11 bedroom country house in Herefordshire with extensive acreage with stunning views out to the Black Mountains and sprawling accommodation for up to 24 guests, whatever the occasion and whether for a break with a group of family or friends, with an indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and games room, this is a house to impress.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), games room.

Price range from £1728 to £4091 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 24 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 16 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 21 June 2016 to 23 June 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Fox Den - Fields End Water, March, Cambridgeshire, England

2 bedroom Log Cabin, East Anglia.

A romantic log cabin for adults only, pet friendly & furnished to a high specification with wood-burner and private outdoor hot-tub surrounded by picturesque lakes and stunning green countryside.

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £390 to £750 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 16 May 2016; from 20 May 2016 to 23 May 2016; from 27 May 2016 to 22 July 2016;

phone 01354 740199 emailClick here to email owner more info >

3 Atlantic Reach, Newquay, Cornwall, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Luxurious four bedroom cottage located in the Atlantic Reach Complex in Newquay which is pet-friendly and an ideal base for discovering stunning Cornwall, excellent leisure facilities on site such as a Soft Play centre for toddlers, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and adventure playground for older children (charges apply for some of facilities).

Price range from £450 to £950 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01883 744990 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Darwin Forest Country Park, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Midlands.

One of the top holiday parks in England, this country park is made up of a collection of log cabins set in mature woodlands in Derbyshire's Peak District and has an excellent health and fitness centre with swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room plus an indoor play area for children, a range of other activities are on offer too.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Swimming pool on site.), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £300 to £1500 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)

phone 01629 732428 emailClick here to email owner more info >

4 Bridge Cottages, Marston Magna, Somerset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Two bedroom family holiday cottage with a private south facing garden and country views located in a rural village in Somerset close to Glastonbury Tor, available for short breaks and longer stays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £216 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 09 May 2016 to 20 May 2016;
Late availability: from 09 May 2016 to 20 May 2016;

phone 01980 620243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Cotswold Manor Cottage with a Private Hot Tub and Games Barn, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

5 bedroom Holiday Cottage, The Cotswolds.

Looking to enjoy a relaxing luxurious cottage holiday with a group of friends or family by the Cotswolds? if so a stay in this 5 bedroom high quality holiday house with its warm bubbly outdoor hot tub and shared games barn could be perfect, oh and pets are welcome too!.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £4000 to £7200 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 16 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 6
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 06 May 2016 to 20 May 2016; from 23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016; from 30 May 2016 to 03 June 2016;

phone 01296 482014 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Templecombe Park, Templecombe, Somerset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This superb 9 bedroom country house is complete with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, sauna, heated indoor swimming pool, games room and tennis court, making this a fantastic house for large groups looking to holiday or celebrate with friends and/or family in beautiful Somerset.

Special features: free internet access, pool (), tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £2450 to £4250 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 22 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Owlery, Dartmouth, Devon, England

1 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

A detached stone holiday cottage for two with a cosy woodburner, a spa bath and a private garden with pretty views over the valley and orchard, perfect for romantic breaks and set in twenty acres of conservation valley and woodlands.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £375 to £595 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 06 May 2016 to 09 May 2016;
Late availability: from 06 May 2016 to 03 June 2016;

phone 01548 521272 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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